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December 03, 2008

Doug Sutherland's Last Act as Lands Commissioner: A Middle Finger to the Puget Sound

Before toddling off into the sunset as a sexually harassing, corporate lackey has-been, Doug Sutherland signed off on the deal to transform the waters off Maury Island into a huge, polluting gravel mine. Environmental groups promise to file a lawsuit to stop the action. Hopefully, a judge will approve their claims against Sutherland's work order.

Right now I'm feeling pretty thankful that Washington's voters saw the light, dumped Sutherland by the side of the road and elected Peter Goldmark to lead the state lands commision. The next four years are going to be very different. 

Posted by shoephone on December 3, 2008 at 12:31 AM in Candidate Races, Environment, Policy, The Politics of Business | Permalink

Comments

It's amazing Sutherland's been the Lands Commissioner for eight years. The Puget Sound got much worse on his watch. While I'm sure there are other reasons, Sutherland certainly hasn't helped the problem any.

Posted by: Cujo359 | Dec 3, 2008 1:28:12 AM

Good riddance. I think it will be very interesting noting what a Lands Commissioner can do who really cares about the land.

Posted by: Lynn Allen | Dec 4, 2008 6:23:45 AM

Good riddance. I think it will be very interesting noting what a Lands Commissioner can do who really cares about the land.

Posted by: Lynn Allen | Dec 4, 2008 6:24:00 AM

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